Steven Sheinfeld is not just a personal injury lawyer with the most-est; he’s the man you come to when you know that justice must be served. He is a proud Bostonian who thinks Good Will Hunting gave Southie a bad rep.
His friends and family describe him as caring, and his career, good deeds, and passion all confirm that description.
Steven has spent his legal career fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves. A man of a few words but a man who knows how to choose them wisely. After College, Steven decided to join the Peace Corps but changed plans when he found an opportunity in New York City that he could not pass up. It wasn’t until a few years later, during a conversation with the Miami Heat team president, that Steven was told he should consider becoming a lawyer. The president saw Steven’s desire to help others, and it was at that moment, Steven decided to follow his desire to a career helping others.
For over 20 years, Steven has represented people hurt in car accidents, people injured because of defective products, and those injured on dangerous premises. If you’ve been injured, after any medical treatment, you should hope to see Mr. Shenfield there, with one hand outstretched to help you up and another hand with his pen ready to take notes.
One single theme runs true through every aspect of Steven’s legal career: he has always represented victims and fought on their behalf. He always finds himself on the right side of the law, fighting for those whose voices are seldom heard. The only thing he loves more than winning a case for a client is visiting them and checking in on them. Making genuine human connections is more important to Steven than almost anything else.
Steven began representing individuals harmed by defective products before moving into general personal injury claims. Steven founded his own law practice for 15 years, handling thousands of injury cases before joining Steinger, Greene & Feiner.
Steinger, Greene & Feiner are beyond lucky, grateful, and thankful that Steven decided to join our team. He is a man of unlimited character – helping those who are at their most vulnerable.
Steven Sheinfeld earned his B.A. in Communications and Journalism at the University of Hartford, where he was a member of several prestigious honor societies. During his undergrad years, he also took an active role in student government and acted as the ombudsman, helping resolve issues between students and faculty. He subsequently earned his J.D. from the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida.
Fighting the good fight and speaking up for those who cannot has always been important to Mr. Sheinfeld.
Mr. Sheinfeld’s trial experience began during his time at St. Thomas. As a participant in the Broward County Certified Legal Intern Program, Mr. Sheinfeld worked as a law clerk for a federal criminal defense attorney. After earning his law degree, his focus shifted to personal injury litigation, and he has handled thousands of cases from pre-suit to trial.
Today Mr. Sheinfeld continues to represent victims in an automobile accident in Fort Lauderdale, defective products, and premises liability claims. If he weren’t practicing the law, he would play Lacrosse and capture one-of-a-kind moments as a photographer.
One of Steven Sheinfeld’s most memorable cases:
“Dayana was a student at Sheridan Technical School getting a certificate in welding. In class, she worked on bending a piece of metal into a circle through a machine that looked like an old washer.
The tip of her safety glove got caught in a roller, pulled her hand in, and cleanly amputated three fingers. Broward School immediately denied the case saying it was a product liability issue. I was a bit younger at the time, and I put on some jeans and a t-shirt, threw on a backpack and cap. I went into the school to look around the welding department. On all the walls were warning signs … “Safety gloves and goggles must be worn at all time-No exceptions.” Dayana and some friends in the class told me they could not touch anything without the safety gear. I had ordered the operating manual for the machine. When I finally got it, I sat down to read it. Page one – picture of the machine. Page two – “WARNING – Never Operate Machine Wearing Gloves.”
I had them!
I went to Dayana to talk about it, and I always had my video camera with me. She would change the dressing on her hand, and I would sometimes video that. That day I was. Her two small kids came in while she was doing it. While videoing, her little son kept saying, “Mom is a monster. Mom is a monster” With all that the School Board paid out the statutory cap of $100,000, plus I was able to get an additional $100,000 for the husband and kids.”
Steven Sheinfeld continues to fight for victims every day.
This attorney spotlight is part of a series to highlight the outstanding work and dedication that Steinger, Greene & Feiner attorneys deliver every day.